Court gives bailiff five days to serve Jonathan with subpoena

Ebun Francis || The federal high court in Abuja has directed the court bailiff to within five days serve former President Goodluck with the subpoena mandating him to appear before the court in respect to the ongoing corruption trial of the former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh.

At the resumed hearing of the case, the court equally directed the EFCC prosecuting counsel, Sylvester Tahir to persuade the anti-graft agency to find an administrative means of ensuring that the former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki is court on October 31 to testify as a witness for Olisa Metuh.

The trial Judge, Justice Abang had earlier directed that former President Jonathan and Sambo Dasuki should appear before his court to testify as witness for Metuh following the ruling of the Court of Appeal.

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Both men were, however absent in court on Wednesday.

Justice Abang while noting the Dasuki had been served four times by the court bailiff, said the single attempt made to serve Jonathan was not enough hence his decision to make room for additional days.

He also said that Metuh should be prepared to serve the former President by substituted means if he fails to appear in court on the 31, October.